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Ground Zero Private Walking Tour with Tickets to 9/11 Museum

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This full experience of September 11th sites in Manhattan includes a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial, plus entry to the 9/11 Museum and One World Observatory. As you're led by a local New Yorker guide with personal connection to the events of 9/11, hear stories of tragedy and heroism and gain a deeper understanding of the attack and aftermath.
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Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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In remembrance of September 11, 2001 this walking tour takes you through the former World Trade Center in New York City, where the events of 9/11 took place. You'll be guided by New Yorkers who have connections to the event, listening to their personal stories and touching accounts of the heroism of many others.

Ground Zero
Your tour starts at St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest public building in NYC still in continuous use, which miraculously survived the falling debris from the 9/11 attacks despite being one block away. It became a makeshift rescue center during the aftermath, and its iron fence became a bulletin board where family members posted notices of missing loved ones. Today, the chruch's collection of mementos received from people around the world continue to serve as a tribute to the people of New York. Continue to the Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall, where you'll hear the heroic stories of the emergency responders, and see the Engine and Ladder Company 10/10, the fire station at Ground Zero.

9/11 Memorial
Enter the 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center. See the Reflecting Absence Memorial, the manmade waterfall inside the memorial, symbolizing the vast void left by the tragedy. Read the names of the nearly 3,000 victims placed around the waterfall next to their friends, family members, and colleagues, made all the more poignant thanks to the new One World Trade Center building that now rises behind the memorial. At the conclusion of your tour, your guide provides you with a timed entry ticket to minimize your wait time at the museum, which you'll enter first, followed by the observatory.

9/11 Museum
Your guide gives you a preview of the museum and what to expect so you can optimize your time spent inside. Your visit is self-guided, so you'll explore at your own pace, checking out artifacts from the attacks and hearing recordings from people who were there that day.

One World Observatory
After leaving the museum, head to One World Trade Center, informally known as the Freedom Tower, to visit the One World Observatory at the top. This panoramic observation deck is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby with "Voices," a film dedicated to the men and women of the towers. Then take the Sky Pod elevator, which rises 1,250 feet (380 meters) in less than 60 seconds.

Immersive LED displays, interactive touch-screen video, and dining options give you plenty to experience, but the true draw is the view, which puts you hundreds of feet above the New York City skyline and stretches across all of Manhattan. Your observatory entry time is after your museum visit.

Inclusions

  • Narrated walking tour
  • Private Guide with personal connection to 9/11
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please dress appropriately and bring layers in case of cold weather
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 and under free with paid adult ticket

Terms & Conditions

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Saint Paul's Chapel
Please note: The tour does NOT meet at the 9/11 Memorial

Departure Time

Duration
Walking tour is 1.5 hours. Allow additional 4 hours for 9/11 Museum & One World Observatory.

Return Details
End at 9/11 Memorial

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